By Edda Braune. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 05:08:27 AM.
Create an illusion. Where you choose to use light and dark colors can have a huge influence on a space. In this lofty white room, the ceiling and walls down to the picture rail have been painted black, helping to visually lower the high ceiling for a much cozier mood. Or try painting the end wall of a long, narrow room black to visually bring it forward.
Elegant Moldings. When a client's home has historic character, I never want to cover it up. Shades mounted inside the window frame, paired with eye‐catching trim, allow light control without feeling fussy. If you don't have historic molding, a window is a great place to add some. It's a smaller task than lining a whole ceiling, and you can do it in just one room.
Color palette is a key consideration when deciding how to incorporate a reclaimed wood wall, according to Matt Schmidt of AMEK Custom Builders. Reclaimed wood's finish can vary greatly, from smooth, weathered gray to rough hewn in a rainbow of paint colors. When in doubt, clean white walls work well with any color of wood.